Monday, February 18, 2013

Student ducks out of religion classes

Parent seeks exemption from faith-based teaching
Bruce Campbell, spokesman for the school board, says it is
 impossible to remove Catholicism from a Catholic school.
A parent of a grade 10 student at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario, wants his child to be exempt from all religious material at the school. Oliver Erazo, who chose the school for its location and favourable ranking, is considering legal action.
"He's now looking to be exempt from all religious-focused programming, which it is pretty much impossible to do in a Catholic school," said Campbell.

"In essence what he is looking for is a public school conveniently located near his home. What he is saying is something similar to registering your children in a French school but asking to have instruction in a language other than French."

Oliver Erazo has been battling the board to have his son Jonathan, a Grade 10 student, fully exempt from the religious course and programming since last spring.
Read the full story on The B.C. Catholic website.

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